The 2013 Legendary Landmarks Celebration will honor Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter and Target at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, March 7. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, a live auction and an awards ceremony beginning at 7 pm in the Ballroom.
Honoree Leslie Hindman founded Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in 1982 and, for the past three decades, has remained a constant force behind high profile auctions. My personal friendship with Leslie began when she discovered a Van Gogh painting in an attic. I attended the auction (did NOT buy the Van Gogh) and we've been friends ever since. She is not only an amazing businesswoman but she is loved by all who know her. (Leslie will be presented by John H. Bryan)
As president of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, honoree John W. McCarter has served the museum for the last 16 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences and serves on many high profile boards. Mr. McCarter graduated from Princeton University, has an MBA from Harvard Business School and also attended the London School of Economics. (Mr. McCarter will be presented by Kim White).
Minneapolis based Target Corporation opened its first store in 1962 and today serves guests at nearly 1800 trend-forward discount retail stores and at Target.com. Target entered the Chicago market almost 20 years ago and today has 11 stores within the city limits and more than 50 in the metropolitan area. (Target will be presented by Marty Stern).
The Chicago Sun-Times Bill Zwecker will serve as emcee and the event will be co-chaired by Joseph Antunovich and Janet Rotner. Celebration committee includes Madeline Gelis, Shelley Gorson and Karen Prieur.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Grant Fund which has made over 80 grants that provide essential assistance for the revitalization of historically and architecturally significant properties. Hope to see YOU there!
For tickets and more info, please click here or call 312.553.2000.